Nick Dishler

Operations Director

How long have you worked at camp? Were you a camper and/or counselor before?
I have been the Operations Director at Camp Kanata since the beginning of 2016. My first experience with Kanata though was 20 summers as a camper, trainee, counselor, and head male.

Favorite camp memory?
My favorite camp memory is when I was a camper here – all of it. Looking back, there have been hundreds of people who were involved in making Camp as magical as it was. I am glad that I can be one of those people for our campers now.

Where were you born?
I was born in Raleigh, but moved to Baltimore when I was four.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a teacher or professional camp counselor. I think I have picked the best of both worlds.

What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in life?
I think the best way to say it is the writing on our front entrance sign: “Be well and do good.” Take care of yourself and make your actions positive in the world.

What’s your favorite something(s) and why?
My three favorites (in no particular order) are: Ashley, my wife, and our two wonderful children, Eleanor and Charlie. I met Ashley at Kanata and even proposed to her here. I am excited for when my kids are old enough to be campers here, but they don’t need to rush growing up yet.